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Microsoft Closing Most of Its Retail Stores

Microsoft on Friday announced a major shift in its retail operations, with plans to close most of its physical Microsoft Store outlets in favor of online sales.

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Microsoft, Harvard Describe Joint Privacy Initiative

To facilitate data sharing while still preserving data privacy, Microsoft and Harvard have embarked on a set of open source tool called the "OpenDP Initiative."

Microsoft's CyberX Acquisition Boosts Security of Azure IoT Lineup

Microsoft this week announced its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based CyberX for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Acquires ADRM To Boost Azure Data Capabilities

Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount and incorporating the entire team into its Microsoft Azure global engineering business.

ACLU Report Pokes Holes in Microsoft's Facial Recognition Stance

Microsoft is not wholly opposed to selling its facial recognition solutions to at least one U.S. federal agency, according to a report from the ACLU.

SAS Taps Microsoft To Be Its Cloud Provider of Choice

SAS Institute Inc. has chosen Microsoft Azure to be its preferred cloud service provider, expanding the two companies' existing partnership.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows 10 Terminology

Microsoft this week announced plans to change some of the nomenclature in its Windows 10 testing and rollout process.

Consumer Microsoft 365 Users Get Financial Management Tools

Subscribers to Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family will get access to two new Excel features aimed at helping users keep track of their finances.

Deloitte, Wipro and Accenture Among Top MSPs for Cloud's Big 3

A Gartner report identifies the top partners offering assistance to customers of the industry's biggest cloud computing platforms -- namely Azure, AWS and Google.

Microsoft Adds Windows Server Security Requirements for Hardware Partners

Microsoft's hardware partners will get new security requirements for Windows Server products, starting in January, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Windows 10 AMD Machines Now Support Nested Virtualization

It's possible to test nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors with the latest Windows 10 preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Updates IBM Mainframe Integration Tool

This week Microsoft released Host Integration Server 2020, a tool that lets Microsoft solutions communicate with IBM mainframes.

Microsoft Rolls Out Home Sites and Multilingual Publishing for SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting new features that Microsoft released in May, which are mostly arriving for so-called "targeted release" recipients.

Version 2004 of Windows 10, Windows Server Released

Microsoft announced the latest update milestones for Windows 10 and Windows Server this week.

Microsoft Releases Migration Manager for SharePoint Server

Microsoft this week announced updates to the SharePoint Migration Tool, plus commercial release of Migration Manager.

Microsoft Projects Q4 Release for Universal Print Solution

Microsoft's plan to alleviate organizations of the pain of managing print servers continues to take shape.

'SharePoint Lists' Becoming 'Microsoft Lists' This Summer

Microsoft announced several SharePoint Online updates at Build, including the upcoming launch of Microsoft Lists and the release of the SharePoint Home Sites feature.

Microsoft Power Automate Gets Boost with Softomotive Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, a 15-year-old robotics process automation company, in a bid to enhance its own Microsoft Power Automate product.

Microsoft Supercomputer Announced at Build Among World's Top 5

A supercomputer unveiled by Microsoft at Build this week reportedly "ranks in the top five" of the 500 leading publicly disclosed supercomputers, the company said.

Microsoft Open Sources Fluid Framework, Details Other Microsoft 365 Changes

Various Microsoft 365 solutions, including the Fluid Framework, Project Cortex and Microsoft Teams, are getting a number of new perks, Microsoft announced at Build.

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